An advanced track training session will be followed at 11am by the Veteran–Cycle Club Family Fun Day, with pre-1900 to 1970-vintage cycle races on the track (in costume!) from 1pm.
Please come, tour the site and see in action this amazing and historic track (location of the 1948 Olympics’ track cycling events), which continues to offer cyclists great exercise and challenging competition. And it remains an excellent starter and training track for those who want to move on to today’s, indoor velodrome-based, Olympic disciplines.
Bradley Wiggins started track racing here and Olympian, ex-world track record holder, Joanna Rowsell, began her cycling at the home club, Velo Club Londres (VCL).
Herne Hill Velodrome is also home to Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club, Crystal Palace Triathletes Junior Squad and Rollapaluza cycle club. The clubs provide instruction and training for children and adults in track cycling, mountain biking and roller cyclin. They could do much more, but all the facilities are in need of renovation, modernisation or replacement.
On view will be British Cycling’s proposals to update the site and make it into a modern, user-friendly, cycling centre, with promised funding already allocated to cycling ahead of the 2012 Olympics. Jason Cattermole, British Cycling’s Site Manager at the Velodrome, coach and active member of VCL, will be at the Open Day Gazebo at 11.30am to explain the proposed Master Plan. (Gazebo up bank to left of entrance, just behind track).
But all these exciting improvements depend on obtaining a new longer lease on the Velodrome from The Dulwich Estate.
Hoping to see you on the day and earn your support
Local Residents’ Open Day at Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road,
Sunday 6 June 10am – 5pm